Donald Trump and Ted Cruz engaged in a bitter battle or the GOP presidential nomination last year. That’s why it came as a surprise on Tuesday when Trump held a private meeting with Cruz at Trump Tower, prompting tons of speculation about what they could be discussing.
Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told Independent Journal Review that the two men “discussed how he can best help the new administration advance conservative policies through the Senate.”
Her statement continued:
“Sen. Cruz is pleased to have the opportunity to meet with President-elect Trump in New York today. The American people issued a clear mandate to ‘drain the swamp’ in Washington, repeal Obamacare and start over with cost-effective, patient-centered health care reform, appoint constitutionalist judges to the Supreme Court, secure our southern border and enforce immigration laws, and enact policies that will create more good-paying jobs for the American people. On behalf of the 27 million Texans he represents, the senator looks forward to assisting the Trump Administration in achieving these objectives.”
Hours later, reports surfaced claiming Trump is thinking about naming Cruz as his Attorney General.
SCOOP: Trump is discussing TED CRUZ for AG
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 16, 2016
A “person familiar with the matter” confirmed to Bloomberg that Trump is strongly considering Cruz for the position.
This has come as a massive surprise to many, given the fact that Trump nicknamed Cruz “Lyin’ Ted” and encouraged conspiracy theories about the Texas senator’s father by linking him to JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. He also retweeted an unflattering photo of Cruz’s wife.
Cruz in turn slammed Trump for attacking his family and withheld his endorsement during a speech at the Republican National Convention, telling voters instead to vote their conscience.
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